Black Lives Matter protests around the country have galvanized support for those demanding change in the wake of police shootings and other racial inequalities, but have also presented public safety problems that reached an terrible zenith when the officers were killed in Dallas July 7.
Supporters of the nationwide Black Lives Matter movement are preparing a large march at the Reno Arch on Friday night. Others have been tweeting with the hashtag #stopkillingthemandem, Jamaican slang for a group of men that has been adopted by Britain's youths.
"I need all of you to know that this #ABC town hall that will air at 8 pm is a sham", she later wrote on Twitter. It's still very prevalent. Some police officers have been known to be over-zealous when it comes to enforcing the law, breaking their own code of serving and protecting the public.
He continues, "To me, it's very simple".
President Barack Obama said there has been progress in the administration's policing task force created after racially motivated protests in Ferguson, Mo., but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.
Within hours, the Minnesota governor was pressing for the Justice Department to open its second investigation of the week into the death of a Black man at the hands of police. The Black Lives Matter movement isn't about segregation, separation or disengagement, its about inclusion. He did so while also speaking about bigotry being a problem in our police departments, and paid tribute to the fallen officers for sacrificing their lives to protect anti-police protesters. But the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter have retorted to these accusations, saying that they also condemn any act of murdering cops, but they should still be able to demand accountability, according to a report by The Huffington Post. We want a voice on that too.
For us, this fight against injustice isn't just an attempt to free black people from demonising stereotypes which place us in powerless positions, particularly when coming into contact with the law. Once you realize your strength, you can help us change the system.
More than 100 people have said they plan to attend, including members of the clergy and other community activists. When Eric Garner and Michael Brown were killed by police, the killings of two officers in NY immediately followed. They're avowedly anti-police, marching through the streets shouting, "What do we want?".
"Once you stand up and say no, we're not going to tolerate this anymore, it will start to end".